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The Story of Dark Water

February 19, 2020 - By 

Since launching ChoirCommunity at the start of 2018, one of the things we’ve continued to ask ourselves is “what kind of website are we?”, or perhaps more specifically, “what kind of website are we striving to be?”.   On a superficial level, we are simply another digital marketplace for choir music, bringing choirs on one side and arrangers and composers on the other side together.  From the start however, we wanted to ensure we were more than just a ‘Wanna-Be Ebay’ for choirs.  As choir leaders and singers ourselves, we wanted to project something of the experience and enjoyment of what being part of a choir means to people and ensure that all our members shared that experience as well.  In order to do that, we knew that we had to maintain the highest standards of quality and variety with every piece of music we offered and present it in a way which is accessible and enjoyable to browse for.

That is the primary reason why we have retained a relatively small and ‘curated’ library of music and group of submitting artists.  We will continue to grow both, but always with a view to ensuring that what you can find on ChoirCommunity will always be interesting, satisfying, enjoyable and above all, great to sing!

Jane Edwardson approached us last year with a song called ‘Dark Water’ with a view to seeing if it was something we might be able to publish.  We immediately recognised that the song was all of the things described above, as well as carrying a important message about hope and friendship.  As an experienced choir leader and arranger of 30 years, it also helped that Jane had a large portfolio of other great arrangements which we could also have a look at (Watch this space!).

Jane has written some more detail about the song and why she arranged it for her choir below.  We hope you enjoy it and give the arrangement a try!

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